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Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) is a group of cnidarians. There are 3406 species of soft corals, in 355 genera and 39 families. This group has been around since the Maastrichtian Age. Soft Corals includes groups like Plexauridae, Chrysogorgiidae, and Parisididae. They have asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of soft corals. View this species on GBIF

soft corals Habitats

The environments in which many soft corals species are known to live. Select an environment to see its soft corals species checklist.

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Soft Coral Habitats

The environments in which many soft corals species are known to live. Select an environment to see its soft corals species checklist.